According to Maryland’s local NBC affiliate’s website, your4state.com, a single vehicle car crash on MD-194 and Stauffer Road took the life of a Walkersville man. According to reports, the man was in fact speeding at the time of the accident, and lost control of his vehicle before crashing. The vehicle reportedly rolled over before it ended up in a Maryland cornfield, ejecting the driver who later died at Frederick Memorial Hospital. While investigation into the crash is continuing, it is not believed that the man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
Tragedies like this often result when Maryland motorists choose to drive recklessly. In this incident, though it was not reported as to whether or not the man was wearing his seatbelt, it is safe to assume that he either was not in fact wearing his seatbelt, or that the seatbelt in his vehicle failed, thus ejecting him from his vehicle. If the seatbelt did in fact fail, then the manufacturer of the seatbelt could in fact be held liable for injuries that resulted from the Walkersville man being thrown out of the vehicle. Thus, auto product liability could have very well played a hand in the man’s death, simply exasperating the fact that he was traveling recklessly down MD-194, which at this point in the investigation seems to be the main reason why the man lost control of the vehicle and crashed.
Not all traffic accidents are the same. While some are caused by the motorists themselves via dangerous driving technique, others are not the fault of motorists at all. Auto product liability is an issue that contributes towards too many accidents each year. If you have been injured in a traffic accident, and you believe that a faulty auto product may have played a contributing role in your accident, don’t hesitate to contact Steven H. Heisler, “The Injury Lawyer,” for a free evaluation of your case, and his experienced attorneys will ensure that your rights are upheld at all times. His experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys will examine the details surrounding your accident, and will hold negligent contributing parties accountable for their actions. Please call us today for your free consultation.